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Orthodontics
Orthodontics 2 (2001), No. 3     15. Oct. 2001
Orthodontics 2 (2001), No. 3  (15.10.2001)

Page 219-231


Correction of Anterior Open Bite with Spurs: Long-Term Stability
Justus, Roberto
Aim: To show that the high relapse incidence of malocclusion characterized by anterior
open bite is frequently due to an anterior tongue rest posture, an etiologic factor that has
been largely overlooked both in conventional orthodontic treatment and in surgical treatment.
Method: A maxillary fixed intraoral appliance with spurs was used to modify anterior
tongue posture.
Results: Research with this appliance in a large sample of anterior open
bite patients demonstrated long-term stability postretention. Clinical cases using this
method are presented.
Conclusion: In the overall scheme of open bite treatment, therapy
with intraoral spurs for the correction of anterior open bite has a wide range of application.